Over the years Original Resin Creations have worked on some personal projects. There are more projects in motion and this page will be constantly updated.
One project idea was to create some floral pendants. The way we design the floral brooches did not lend themselves to being suspended. Many customers had asked for some of the brooches to be turned into a pendant. We got thinking and decided the solution was to sculpt a floral scene in relief. This would allow for an oval shape to be glued into the usual findings that we use. We could also get a lot more detail within each design. Here are a few photographs going through the process of sculpting the design to the finished painted piece.
The photographs below, show the initial stages of sculpting the original piece using wax. We used different coloured waxes to help show you a monotone image with partial colour. Normally we would sculpt using a single colour wax. The finished sculpt is shown with a one pence piece for scale. From here, we create a silicone rubber mould. The rubber mould when cured is poured with casting resin. When set, the white cast is then ready to paint. We use oil based paints and very small brushes to decorate each one. Many layers of colour later, the piece is finally finished. A fixative satin spray then enhances and holds the colours in place. We chose to colour the finding black, which gave a perfect modern frame to the scene.
This particular design is based on William Wordsworth's famous poem 'Daffodils'. The scene depicts the first verse. The scene is completely made up and our interpretation of the poem.
'I wandered lonely as a cloud, that floats on high o'er vales and hills, when all at once I saw a crowd, a host, of golden daffodils; beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze.'
The series of pendants is named 'Inspired by' You can see the other designs in the 'Product' section in the navigation bar under 'Inspired by'